Daily photo by Emily Saunders|
A Decatur code enforcement officer issued a citation April 30 to the owner of this house for violations of the city's ordinance. The owner must voluntarily correct the violations by May 14.
Hiding in plain sight
Location: 1507 First Ave. S.W.
Description: A car is jacked up in front of the house without back wheels. A neighbor says the resident uses the front yard as a garage and consistently works on wrecked cars.
Property owner: Robert E. Lewis Jr., who lives at another Decatur address, was unavailable for comment.
Ordinance: It is unlawful to store or keep on the premises of any residential or commercial property any inoperable vehicle.
Responsible officials: Councilman Ronny Russell, who represents the district, said he was not aware of the violation but would submit it to the Community Development Department. The Code Enforcement Division issued a citation to Lewis on April 30. When a reporter asked Michelle Jordan, director of Community Development and Planning, for an appointment to review several Daily photos and point out possible violations, she refused. She said, “I don’t know The Daily’s motives.”
Let us know: if you’re tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter, a drainage problem or an eyesore in your neighborhood. Contact the Daily newsroom at 340-2433 or email@example.com.
- Ronnie Thomas
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